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Mecklenburg County, NC&

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Population
1.03M
2.13% growth
Median Age
34.9
Median Household Income
$56,883
-3.33% decline
Poverty Rate
14.2%
Number of Employees
534,403
2.28% growth
Median Property Value
$203,700
7.27% growth

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Economy

The economy of Mecklenburg County, NC employs 534,403 people. The economy of Mecklenburg County, NC is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Information; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 2.25; 1.38; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mecklenburg County, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (62,846), Retail trade (61,186), and Finance & Insurance (58,413), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,414), Utilities ($68,453), and Finance & Insurance ($64,388).

Median household income in Mecklenburg County, NC is $56,883. Males in Mecklenburg County, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,946. The income inequality of Mecklenburg County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Mecklenburg County, NC. In Mecklenburg County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,675. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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Diversity

Mecklenburg County, NC is home to a population of 1.03M people, from which 90.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mecklenburg County, NC is composed of 498,670 White residents (48.2%), 316,773 Black residents (30.6%), 132,320 Hispanic residents (12.8%), 56,868 Asian residents (5.5%), and 22,996 Two+ residents (2.22%). The most common foreign languages in Mecklenburg County, NC are Spanish (99,976 speakers), Other Asian (7,130 speakers), and African Languages (6,972 speakers), but compared to other places, Mecklenburg County, NC has a relative high number of Gujarati (2,997 speakers), African Languages (6,972 speakers), and Laotian (1,030 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Mecklenburg County, NC awarded 14,639 degrees. The student population of Mecklenburg County, NC is skewed towards females, with 6,348 male students and 8,291 female students. Most students in Mecklenburg County, NC are White (7,828 and 53.5%), followed by Black or African American (3,337 and 22.8%), Hispanic or Latino (981 and 6.7%), and Unknown (709 and 4.84%). The largest universities in Mecklenburg County, NC by number of graduates are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (6,434 and 44%), Central Piedmont Community College (3,522 and 24.1%), and Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (822 and 5.62%). The most popular majors in Mecklenburg County, NC are General Business Administration & Management (457 and 3.12%), General Psychology (382 and 2.61%), and Registered Nursing (335 and 2.29%). The median tuition costs in Mecklenburg County, NC are $31,360 for private four year colleges, and $3,628 and $16,799 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mecklenburg County, NC is $203,700, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $189,900 to $203,700, a 7.27% increase. The homeownership rate of Mecklenburg County, NC is 55.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Mecklenburg County, NC have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mecklenburg County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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